Clare WinnanArtist, Maker, Teacher
Clare Winnan uses sculpture, drawing, installation, and photography, to create seductive but disturbing works that draw on the tensions between often delicate objects and their more sinister underlying messages. By using unlikely media to realise her ideas, Clare creates a world of contradiction where innocence is paired with violence; where death comes to life; and where the vibrancy of life is caged or bottled for antiquity. A preoccupation with childhood and family memories often finds its way into the work, filtered through the passage of time and the experiences of life. These themes are explored through photography, performance, and found objects which come ready-made with nostalgia and meaning. Born in Kent, Clare moved to Bath in 2004 to study a degree in Fine Art at Bath Spa University. She moved after graduating university to Cornwall and then Brighton but was drawn back to Bath where she now lives and works.
|Location||Bath, South West|
|Activities||Secondary education, Further education, Workshops, Public art, Private commissions|
|Artforms / type of project||Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles|
News & Events
04/07/2015 – 11/07/2015
Papergirl Bristol and Calgary, Canada are doing an art swap this year. So all Bristol artists are having work displayed in Canada and vice versa. After the exhibition work will be distributed.
Hide and Seek
22/05/2015 – 07/06/2015
Westgate Street, Bath
Group exhibition forming part of the Fringe Arts Bath Festival
Pretty in pink
27/02/2015 – 05/03/2015
Bath Artist Studios
Artist Residency project, produced by Flo Yapp Group exhibition
Pound Arts Open Touring Exhibition
08/01/2015 – 01/03/2015
Trowbridge Arts Centre, Wiltshire
The Pound Arts Open Exhibition is touring to show the varied art of local and regional artists.
Out of the box
22/11/2014 – 22/12/2014
No Format Gallery, London
Group show exploring the wonders of box art: from cabinets of curiosities to peephole dioramas!
Nostalgia Project (part of The Bristol Biennial)
13/09/2014 – 21/09/2014
The Edwardian Cloakrooms, Bristol
The Nostalgia Project explores different ideas and perceptions of nostalgia by artists Charlie Cousins, Trev Smith and Clare Winnan.